We have a barrier between kitchen and family room, to keep Evan out of the kitchen as much as possible, due to all his food allergies. So I saw him chew on something and quickly tried to take it out of his mouth. Sure enough, he tore off a small piece of the cardboard and was just swallowing a tiny piece. Unfortunately, I could not get everything out of his mouth anymore. Four hours later, during the night, he suddenly started screaming. His bed sheet, blanket and sleeper was covered in vomit. He later had the usual rash and diarrhea. I guess at 21 months, he still has reactions to cardboard, possibly due to the soy often used in cardboard, which we know he is allergic to.
I am the mom of two precious boys, who fill my days with much life and laughter.